Broadway To Cheyenne starts off with a bunch of big city gangsters fighting and killing each other with Detective Breezy Kildare (Rex Bell) caught in the middle. When Breezy goes out west to the ranch where he grew up he runs into the same bunch of crooks. The gangsters are offering "protection" to the local ranchers. For the rest of the movie it's cowboys and gangsters.
March 10, 2010 Subject:
Best Of The Rex Bell Monograms
Boyish Rex Bell's first western for Monogram is probably the best he did for that company. He had already made 3 features for the company when they decided to put him in westerns and he did several of varying quality in 1932-1933, before Monogram switched to John Wayne. Bell had a boyish charm and he could act. This is a fish out of water western. Bell is a NYPD detective sent home to the West to recuperate from a gun-shot wound. Who's out west, the same NY crooks,the aforementioned fish out of water, and all hell breaks loose.
This print is very good, but has obvious cuts and they are noticeable. The murder and mayhem in the night-club at the beginning of the picture, after a big build-up, is gone for instance, but over all it's been one of my favorites and in my personal collection for a long time. Enjoy it for what it is.
May 4, 2009 Subject:
Pool on the Pecos?
Playing pool in a western saloon? Well they do in this one...
An who is that without the beard? None other than our own beloved Gabby Hayes.